Friday, June 13, 2008

Who Is The Resident Evil in Bohol Island?

By Fred Amora of the Bohol Standard - What would you call a person who feasts on the misfortunes of others?

He is a Resident Evil on earth and definitely deserves to be thrown back to hell!

Yet, being so selfish and wantonly opportunist, this creature becomes oblivious to his surroundings. He won't even notice that his misfortunes, in fact, is far WORST and IRREVERSIBLE that those of others.

Sunday POST publisher Boy Guingguing bannered as his front page news the accident that befell my three children during the Loay May 18 fiesta.

My three children were seriously hurt in that road accident and many of my true friends, including media colleagues, immediately ran to my side to help.

But this Boy Guingguing saw it as a "whammy"; something enjoyable for his devilish appetite. The wickedness of this guy makes me puke!

What if something like this happens to his children (God forbids)? - Read the Full Story Here.

Harassment Against Philippine Activists?

The House of Representatives' human rights committee has spotted a systemic pattern of harassment or intimidation instituted against "progressive" workers by Armed Forces of the Philippines in its anti-insurgency campaign. As a consequence, extra-judicial killings or disappearances of party-lists and political critics and opponents of the President Arroyo administration remain unabated.

Committee chairman Congressman Lorenzo R. Tañada III of 4th district of Quezon province, who, together with his four committee members, conducted inquiries in aid-of-legislation, told the participants of the public hearing that AFP elements tend to carry out the anti-insurgency drive in a manner beyond the protocol.

He even postulated a question on what authority the military is doing interrogation or surveillance on their victim-farmers or workers just because they suspected as members or sympathizers of New People's Army without a protocol.

"We have been noticing it as a pattern," said Tañada, citing similar scenario and experiences of some of his constituents in his home province.

Tañada stressed that when inviting the person for interrogation he must be informed of his rights provided for under the Constitution and it must be of his own "freewill." What would be his disposition if he is under threat. A person must be free in responding to questions not under the atmosphere of fear, he directly instructed Rito Montes, officer-in-charge of the CHR Bohol office, requesting the latter to also remind the AFP elements of this. - Join Filipino Friend Finder. FREE. Click Here.

Bohol Clinches Third Spot in Search For New Seven Wonders

Dispersed Boholanos across the globe have organized campaign groups to generate the most number of votes cast for their favorite Chocolate Hills, which has earned a notch up in the new wonders of the world search.

Governor Erico Aumentado said one of his missions upon embarking on a journey to the US is precisely to campaign for more votes for the Chocolate Hills, during Friday's Governor's Reports. 

He added as he would invite Boholano organizations to come home for the global gathering of Boholanos, thje Chocolate Hills campaign would get in the way.

Practically in almost every nook of the globe, Boholanos in their own capacity, or via the vast information superhighway is spreading the word about rooting for the Chocolate Hills, support groups based in Bohol said.

The move to hoist the Chocolate Hills in the new seven wonders of the world search gained its initial foothold after Provincial Government officials in Bohol led by Governor Erico Aumentado gathered all internet operators in Tagbilaran City to help in the campaign which Bohol Capitol adopted as its singular mission for tourism promotion.

The move also pushed the chief executive to name Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Neri Lim to lead the campaign to propel Bohol's wondrous hills to the top of the list. The official campaign head then headed for the US to tap Boholano organizations in attempts to gain the necessary votes.

Tourism stakeholders here, led by Carmen Mayor Manuel Molina also pitched in their campaigns by organizing support groups, asking local tour guides to include in their spiels the support for the Chocolate Hills. 

This as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo herself, in her sorties across the country never fail to mention her own campaign for agenda for the country's natural wonders to get into the top seven list of modern-day Wonders of Nature.  - Rey Anthony Chiu - PIA - Bohol

Salary of Teachers in Bohol Delayed?

Department of Education (DepEd) Supt. Dr. Elpedio Jala admitted that there was a slight delay of salary of the public school teacher in the province for the month of May this year due to the changes on their computer system.

Teachers affected are those collecting their salaries through ATM - machine at the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). However, Jala said that the problem is eventually solved as of the moment

Jala said he was surprised why this simple problem went to Malacanang without passing through his office, "Natingala ko nganong wala sila moreklamo diri sa akong buhatan, mi-diretso hinoon sila ug sumbong didto sa Malacanang (I was surprise why the complainant did not inform my office and went directly to Malacanang)," saying his office was bypassed.

Jala explained that his office has nothing to do about the said salary delay but the complaint is somewhat lodge against his office.

Moreover, the Superintendent is appealing to the teachers and non-teaching employees of the Bohol DepEd to give a little respect to the management by making them aware for whatever problem they may encounter. Jala assured that he is ready to help them.

In another related development, the " Oplan Balik Eskuela" has been tagged as the most vital program to be implemented by the Department of Education nationwide this year. It aims to solve the aging illiteracy in the countryside. Statistic shows that a total of 56% Pilipino student have failed to enroll last year.- Felix Cempron, The Bohol Standard

Program Manager Job For A Filipino Candidate

Here's an email from PDAP, Inc. You may be interested to apply for the job as Program Manager.

The Philippine Development Assistance Programme (PDAP) Inc., a partner of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), is currently looking for a Program Manager.

We are pleased to share with you the attached Terms of Reference (TOR) for this project staff position containing the project description and the detailed scope of work.

Interested applicants must submit their application letter with 2x2 picture and comprehensive CV, all in printed copy or email to, including personal and professional references, on or before 23 June 2008 to :

           PDAP Admin and Personnel Assistant
           78 - B Dr. Lazcano Street, Laging Handa, Q.C.
           tel/fax #s: (02) 3730556, 3748214, 3748216

Please share this information with your colleagues and network partners who might be interested and qualified to apply for this position.
Resource Coordinator

Philippines - Canada Cooperation Office
The Program Support Unit of CIDA in the Philippines
9th Floor, Salcedo Towers, 169 H.V. dela Costa Street
Salcedo Village, Makati City, 1227 Philippines
T (+63) (2) 813 8255 F (+63) (2) 892 8913 M 0920-911-9749